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To Play Forza 5, You Must Download The Rest Of The Game First

If you want to play Forza 5, you’re going to have to connect to the internet at first.  So even if you buy your game on disc, you’re still need to download the rest of the game in order to play it. This isn’t DLC but actual game content that’s needed to play the game. Luckily,  Forza 5 only needs to connect to the internet one time and once that is done, you’ll be able to play off-line

Turn 10’s Dan Greenawalt tells IGN that there’s actually a fairly sensible reason behind it:

“So when you first boot up the game, we’re going to ask you to log in. And when you log in you’re going to get the Drivatars and you’re also going to get a whole bunch of content: tracks and cars. Our production schedule is such that we are putting them in as late as possible and that means making them free as downloadable content on Day One.”


Why would they make the game like this? If we were to take a guess, it might be that when the game was originally developed, it was created with the Xbox One’s “always online” original idea in mind. Now a great deal of reprogramming was needed in order to reflect Microsoft’s new policies. This of course is a programming nightmare since they have to rework the code. 
Now will all Xbox games require you to have to download content in order to play the game or is this just a temporary inconvenience because Microsoft changed their new policy? 

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This entry was posted on 07/17/2013 by in Microsoft and tagged , , .
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